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Monday, October 5, 2015

10 Awesome Irish Castles for an Ireland Road Trip

Cahir Castle Irish Castles Ireland Road Trip

It’s funny the things we’ll do when we travel that we’d never do at home.  During our Ireland road trip, one of these things was on our list of must-dos when visiting one of many Irish castles.  Romeo thinks it’s gross to share a glass of milk, even if the other person is his wife of 11 years and companion of 16 years.  Yet he will lay on his back over a gaping hole many stories up, trusting a stranger to keep a strong hold on him so he doesn’t fall to his death, all to kiss an old stone that has been kissed by hundreds of thousands of people before him, each time followed with a quick squirt of disinfectant.  But that is what you do when you’re visiting famous Irish castles.  Thankfully, while all of Ireland’s castles have unique features, they don’t all require swapping spit with other travelers.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

4 Luxury Things You Must Experience in New Zealand

Milford Sound Fiordland National Park New Zealand
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For the thrill seekers and budget backpackers, New Zealand is a haven in the southern hemisphere. However, while the adventurous adrenaline junkies are bungee jumping off bridges, travelers looking for a different kind of enjoyment are indulging in a glass of fine wine in the most luxurious of accommodation settings. New Zealand is more than just a place for active, outdoor experiences. There are many experiences for luxury travelers to enjoy in this part of the world. Some of the best luxurious experiences across New Zealand are detailed below.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Exciting Outdoor Winter Activities in Sweden’s Lapland

Taking a Break Dog Sledding Outdoor Winter Activities Sweden's Lapland

We traveled to Swedish Lapland in hopes of seeing and photographing the Northern Lights.  But, since there was no guarantee we would see the Northern Lights, we decided to also plan some exciting outdoor winter activities so if our search for the Northern Lights was unsuccessful, we’d still have a great adventure trying some other once-in-a-lifetime experiences during our visit to northern Sweden.  (Be sure to watch the video of all four of our winter outdoor activities at the end of this article.) 

Monday, September 14, 2015

10 Things to Do at the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Pictures South Rim Late Afternoon

The Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a World Heritage Site.  This geological wonder is one mile deep, 18 miles wide, and 277 river miles long.  Some visitors to the Grand Canyon only spend a few hours there, driving into the park, peering down into the big hole in the ground in front of them, and then going on their way.  But there is so much more to see and so many things to do at the Grand Canyon you can easily spend a few days there if not even longer.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Chania: A Harbor Town on Greece’s Island of Crete

Chania and Snow Covered Mountains Things to Do in Chania Crete

Crete is Greece’s largest island and, therefore, has a number of cities and towns from which to choose.  Our trip to Crete was actually a last minute add-on to our off-road trip through Central Greece with Tripology Adventures.  A friend of ours told us his favorite Greek islands were Santorini and Crete, and he won me over with his description of the beautiful town of Chania, a quaint old fishing village with a gorgeous Venetian harbor.  Chania not only makes a great home base from which to explore Crete, there are also a number of things to do in Chania itself.  The Venetian quarter of Chania is chockfull of tourist attractions along with a mixture of Venetian and Turkish architecture.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Denver Without a Car: Things to Do in Downtown Denver

Bronco Buster Civic Center Park Things to do in Downtown Denver
Bronco Buster statue in Civic Center Park.
America’s cities are not always the easiest to navigate without a car.  They’re spread out and the public transportation isn’t always that great.    But we only had a weekend for our trip to Denver and it felt unnecessary to have a rental car for such a short trip.  We decided to see what kind of Denver weekend getaway we could put together that didn’t require a car.  We were excited to find there are a number of fun things to do in downtown Denver which meant we could have a full weekend visiting Denver’s attractions without needing our own four wheels.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Top 20 Things to Do in New Orleans

St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square Things to Do in New Orleans

New Orleans is a popular weekend getaway destination, but there are so many things to do in New Orleans you can easily spend a week or more in the city.  New Orleans is the city of music, food, and cocktails, but there are also museums, churches, cemeteries, swamps, and plantations.  Here are 20 of the top things to do in New Orleans for planning your next trip to NOLA.